Newcastle fans love Ayoze Perez’s recent form

Newcastle came from two goals down to grab their fifth consecutive home win on Saturday, and fans are full of praise for the often-divisive Ayoze Perez.

After a hard-fought point and a resilient performance last time out against Liverpool, it was perhaps no surprise to see Everton burst out the blocks at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

The Toffees were two goals to the good within half an hour, as goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, together with a missed penalty from Matt Ritchie, left the home side with a mountain to climb.

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Climb it is exactly what they did though, as Salomon Rondon buried a real striker’s finish just after the hour mark, before Perez left his mark on the match.

The crafty Spaniard, who takes loads of stick on Tyneside for his lack of end product, scored twice in three minutes, bundling home a Jordan Pickford error before smashing in the winner after a scramble in the Toffees’ box.

The 25 year-old is still inconsistent, but he now has five goals and one assist in his last ten matches in all competitions, so his production in the final third is clearly improving.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…